|Subject: RE: I remember
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 12:04:47 -0600
Nice to hear from you, and to think of the Cheniere area again. Those were the good old days, and of course one never forgets them. Can't go back ever, of course, but it was all there. Ha! You probably remember how on some days when weather conditions were right the emissions from Brown Paper Mill could be smelled over a wide area, even 10 miles away. And you also remember the bag factories. You remember May Haw flats, where all the May Haw trees grew. Best jelly in the world is made from May Haws. And May Haw jelly is something I have not had in decades!
I really don't know whether Saddam Hussein has scalar weapons or not. There is a possibility he does, by having leased or bought them from the Soviets when the Soviet economy collapsed, but I have not been able to find any direct information on that, either yes or no. So it's just a possibility. I'm pretty sure he does have a few nuclear weapons, because he had calutrons (advanced centrifuges) and was already running them at the time of the Gulf War, and the very few of those calutrons our guys captured already had weapons grade U235 residues in them. And he does have anthrax and smallpox. We know there are foreign nuclear weapons already hidden and waiting in U.S. cities; e.g., the Soviets introduced nuclear weapons into our large cities and population centers, along with the Spetznaz teams to detonate them on command, before the collapse of the Soviet empire. Lunev's book tells some of the ways they inserted the weapons in here. Piece of cake.
Al Qaeda has stated that it also has seven nuclear weapons hidden in American cities. Reluctantly, I suspect that may be true. The Al Qaeda stated that some of these weapons are 100 KT and some are 10 KT. By comparison, that's more firepower by far, ready to be unleashed on us, than was used on Nagasaki and Hiroshima combined.
Anybody else who wished to insert such weapons and had them or bought them, probably did so as well. One must accept that probably China, e.g., inserted some nuclear weapons. Nor only are many Russian suitcase nuclear weapons missing, but more than 100 nuclear warheads for missiles are reported to be missing in the Ukraine. Those missile warheads may well have been sold on the black market, when the Russian economy collapsed and Russia could no longer pay its generals and soldiers. They simply sold off whatever equipment and weapons they could, in order to get money to survive. Anyone (terrorists, whatever) who had money and guts, could go into the former Soviet empire countries then, and buy just about anything desired. One Russian mobster even bought a Russian nuclear submarine, complete with missiles, to use to defend the dope trade, and also purchased the services of a Russian admiral. Fortunately the U.S. arrested the mobster before he could take delivery of his nuclear sub.
So we have a tough situation here in the United States. For two or more decades, those who desire to destroy us, have been steadily inserting weapons and terrorist teams (and commando teams) inside the U.S. Since we have some 15 million illegal aliens, and some of them are those very terrorist teams, etc., it's a real mess.
Some counter actions are being rapidly taken, albeit very quietly and without any fanfare. Nuclear detectors have been extensively inserted already in all our major cities and population centers, searching and scanning continuously for radioactive substance indications. Sometimes these sensors trigger, e.g., on the radioactivity of medical patients who have received radiation therapy (as for cancer, etc.). Some of the patients have actually been stopped and strip searched on the street, as a preventive countermeasure. Regrettable, but you can see that our government is (justifiably!) highly concerned, although no one will openly discuss hostile nukes hidden in our cities, or what is being done about it. I personally am gratified that they are finally taking countermeasures, to try to detect and intercept such weapons and material, even though the methodology is still a bit crude but developing.
At least this government is doing its best to try to set up some interception and defenses for us! We've sat here for two decades, on our hands, when these kinds of countermeasures should have been being implemented, honed, and perfected.
The terrorist-backing nations have also inserted other weapons of mass destruction, such as anthrax and smallpox, in here as well. It is almost a certainty that smallpox will be unleashed, probably here, and perhaps in Europe also. With the present great vulnerability of the human populace to smallpox, and the pathogen's 30% lethal rate, an effective release of smallpox in any major city on the planet could eventually kill some 2 billion people worldwide --- or about one third of the human population. As you can see, a rather straightforward professional release of a single weapon of mass destruction -- smallpox -- can make the casualties in World War II look like a picnic.
This is the reason that this new war on terrorists and terrorism -- and their backer nations -- is so important. If we were to continue just allowing foreign terror-backing states to do their thing, and the stuff to continue to flow in here along with the terrorist teams, and not vigorously try to root out and neutralize the hostile assets already inserted in country and waiting, then we can absolutely be destroyed. Remember the lesson of Vietnam. If the sponsoring states are not neutralized, you can fight the guerrillas and terrorists forever, just taking casualties all the while. If you do, eventually the U.S. civilian populace gets fed up with feeding its sons and daughters into a meat grinder, and demands their return home. If you do not go ahead and widen the conflict and win it, Americans are not going to just let their sons and daughters be used forever as cannon fodder so to speak. My personal philosophy, admittedly as an old soldier, is to get in there and get it won, as quickly as humanly possible. The Gulf War is an example, except again we did not finish it. In my military opinion, Schwarzkopf should have been allowed to destroy the Red Guards when he had them pinned up there at the last, and that would have resulted in the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Meanwhile, today It is a very bad situation, and we are very likely going to see some bad times, even given our best efforts.
Meanwhile, as an old dog I have to confess for sometimes a nostalgia for the old days, when things were simpler (a lot poorer!) and things like nukes in our cities, biological weapons waiting to be unleashed on us, etc. did not exist.
Ah well! One never steps into the same river twice; the water has long since flowed on, the river has changed, and it's a different river by far from one's youth. One cannot recapture in the physical world those marvelous, aching, breaking, exuberant, sometimes depressing times.
But one has it welded in one's memory. Along with the memory of so many of those beloved people one grew up with, most now already deceased. Cheniere, the community and the people and the lakes and the creek. The Ouachita River, in Monroe, which used to be Fort Miro, a trading post with the Indians. The old Ouachita Parish High School, right on the street on the banks of the Ouachita. The old radio station, owned and operated by former Lt. Governor Jimmie Noe, where our little Rhythm Harmoneers trio played for a few years with a daily radio show. So an old dog like me sometimes takes the luxury of just dreaming a bit, of how it was, and where it was, and when it was. That way, once we finish with Cheniere and Calhoon in our reverie, it's back to Shreveport time. Back out there again with Jim Reeves, on the stage and fronting for him in touring shows. There's Bryan Ritter (steel guitarist and singer), Harry Liner (bass violin and singer), Tommy Lindsey (fiddle and singer), Floyd Cramer (piano), Jimmy Day (steel guitarist), and for just a short time Loyd Ellis, one of the world masters of the guitar. Or with Johnny Horton on tour or on his recording gigs. Or back in a recording studio in Shreveport or Dallas-Fort Worth. The Saturday night Louisiana Hayride is just kicking off, and old Hank (Williams) is back there again, preparing to give them a blast. Billie Walker (who's still going!) is there, along with Bill Carlyle et al. (he's still kicking also!). Little Red Hayes, renowned fiddler now deceased, is just kicking off the first tune by Jim Reeves, also now deceased long since. Red Sovine (long deceased) is waiting in the wings, and the Maddox Brothers and Rose (Fred is deceased, as is Rose) are warming up backstage, in their colorful uniforms. Hoss (Horace) Logan, Master of Ceremonies (now deceased), is just turning away from the mike, having introduced Jim Reeves. I got Logan's book, just for the nostalgia and for old time's sake.
Then we sorta wake up, shake the cobwebs out, get out of the chair, and get on with the day's business at hand. We will soon see what is to be, because it's all coming to a head now at breathtaking speed.
Very best wishes,
REMEMBER WHEN CHENIERE WAS JUST A BIG CREEK OR SMALL RIVER. THE GAR
WOULD REALLY TEAR UP THE WATER. I AM BARNEY FULLER, MY DAD WAS CONNIE
FULLER, FOR MANY YEARS HE WORKED AT THE BROWN PAPER MILL. I WAS RAISED
OUT TOWARD EROS. YES, I FISHED PUCKETT LAKE AND LITTLE LAKE MANY TIMES
AS A BOY. I WAS BORN IN 1935 IN WEST MONROE. I HAVE BEEN READING SOME OF
YOUR MATERIALS. QUESTION. YOU RECALL THE ARTICLE OR NEWSCAST WHICH
STATED THAT THOSE ON THE DOOMED SHUTTLE WHILE ABOUT THE EARTH WITNESSED
A RED ARC OVER IRAQ? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT? DOES IRAQ POSSESS ANY
SCALAR WEAPONS? AND WHAT DO YOU SEE HAPPENING IN THIS COMING CONFLICT.
WILL IT ONLY BE CONVENTIONAL WARFARE?
NICE PICTURE OF THE LAKE. MY COUSIN ROY FULLER LIVES ON PUCKETT LAKE ROAD AND HIS BACKYARD IS CHENIERE LAKE.